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International Schools Award – Intermediate Level.

The Oaks Secondary School has achieved an International Schools Award at intermediate level for project work we participated in as part of Connecting Classrooms. We are very pleased and proud to have achieved this award which involved working alongside a partner school in Zimbabwe. We hope to continue our international work next year and bring some new and exciting project work to enrich our pupils learning.



Article of the Week Article 17 The Right To Information

This week the Article of the Week is introduced by Eddie, from the Unicef Youth Advisory Board.

During the pandemic the Unicef Youth Advisory Board have developed information to help young people get the facts about Coronavirus. Article 17 states that every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources and governments should provide information that children can understand.

It is always useful for young people to consider the reliability and accuracy of information they are given by the media, particularly in light of issues such as ‘fake news’ and misinformation around important topics like the Coronavirus.

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Article of The Week – Article 30 – Minority or indigenous groups, culture, language and religion

Hello all,

This week we are exploring Article 30 – Minority or indigenous groups, culture, language and religion.

Exploring this article can help with understanding and empathy with others from different backgrounds. Please work through the slides in the Power Point provided. You will only need a pencil and paper for this activity,

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Article of the Week – Article 2 Non Discrimination.

This week we are focusing on Article 2 Non- Discrimination.
Article 2 says every child is entitled to all of the rights in the Convention, regardless of any protected characteristic.
This article can provide a great entry point for discussions you might have with students and your school community around racism and the Black Lives Matter protests. But it is important to remember that Article 2 isn’t only about discrimination based on race, it applies to a range of protected characteristics including gender, sexuality and religion amongst others.
Please work through the activities on the attached Power Point. You will only need paper and a pen or pencil.
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Best wishes
Mrs Farrow

Family Groups – Article of The Week

Article of the Week: Article 28


This week we are looking at Article 28 – the right to education. As teachers we know how important this right is for children, particularly when education for children in the UK is harder to access.

Like last week, this set will contain activities for primary and secondary, a reflection and an extension exercise. Activities are easy to carry out with the minimum of equipment – most only need a pencil and paper. All previous weeks’ packs are available online. https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/


Wishing you all the best,


Mrs Farrow

Connecting classrooms

Ms Swales held assembly today to talk about her visit to our partner school in Zimbabwe. It was really interesting to hear about life for children in Zimbabwe.

Article 28: All children have the right to education

Tynemouth Aquarium

Today some of our year 9 pupils went to Tyneside Aquarium to learn more about plastic waste in our oceans and how water pollution affects sea life. This ties in with our textiles project where pupils design and make an eco bag for life with a sea life theme. We all had a great time and learned a lot.

British Heart Foundation Donation

Thank you everyone who donated money for non uniform day on the last day before half term. We raised £258.31 which will go to The British Heart Foundation.

Enterprise Market Research

Some of out 6th Form pupils went to the Metrocentre on Tuesday to carry out market research of Christmas products. We intend to make our own items using ideas from our visit and we also purchased some materials to make our products with. It was a very successful and enjoyable visit.

Head Boy and Girl

We recently carried out a vote to find our new Head Boy and Girl. Student council discussed gender neutral roles and it was voted in favour having gender specific roles. Staff and pupils voted after each candidate stood up in assembly to explain why they felt they would be good in the role. Everyone did fantastically well. Well don’t to everyone who put their name forward and congratulations to our new head pupils.